Thoughts On Books: Endless Ideas

Endless Ideas: Master Bottomless Creativity by Sean M. Platt and Neeve Silver A few weeks ago I picked up Endless Ideas, which I had first heard from on The Story Studio podcast. Initially, I wanted to use it for my article writing more than my fiction writing as I don’t seem to have too manyContinue reading “Thoughts On Books: Endless Ideas”

November Reading Update

As usual, I’ve been absolutely useless in updating Goodreads. But, I have been reading quite a bit, although more magazines, Medium articles, and non-fiction than reading fiction. Both of the books I mention in this post I bought on Kobo (i.e. no affiliate links), and I must say, for the amount they cost, they areContinue reading “November Reading Update”

Thoughts on Books: The White Road: Journey Into an Obsession

The White Road: Journey Into an Obsession, by Edmund de Waal, London, Chatto & Windus. “Other things in the world are white but for me porcelain comes first,” Edmund de Waal notes in The White Road. He also states: “White is also my story. From my very first pot.”A potter and a writer, follows theContinue reading “Thoughts on Books: The White Road: Journey Into an Obsession”

Thoughts on Books: The Myth & Magic of Embroidery

The Myth and Magic of Embroidery by Helen M. Stevens “From ancient times, embroidery and other textile arts have been associated with myths and legends, fables and fairy tales, high drama and folklore, from Ancient Greece to modern Europe. This book explores the use of embroidery in such rituals. The Myth and Magic of EmbroideryContinue reading “Thoughts on Books: The Myth & Magic of Embroidery”

Worldbuilding Wednesday: Worldbuilding From Small Towns to Entire Universes

Worldbuilding: From Small Towns to Entire Universes (The Million Dollar Writing Series) by Kevin J. Anderson “International bestseller Anderson has created many extensive fictional universes, ranging from sweeping galactic empires to complex steampunk fantasies, to humorous monster-filled cities. He has become known for his skill in worldbuilding.” I bought this book as part of aContinue reading “Worldbuilding Wednesday: Worldbuilding From Small Towns to Entire Universes”

Reading Update: Essays and Porcelain

To follow me on Goodreads, click here. Essays Uit die dagboek van ’n vrou, by Audrey Blignault, compiled by Marié Heese. Originally written for Sarie (one of the staple South African magazines), these essays by a beloved South African and Afrikaans author gives a view into a life filled with happiness and pain and allContinue reading “Reading Update: Essays and Porcelain”

Thoughts on Books: The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases From a State Hospital Attic

“This book is dedicated to the memories of the Willard Suitcase owners, and to all others who have lived and died in mental institutions.” — Darby Penney & Peter Statsny